'History of Life is a collection of 415 restored photographs chronicling the history of modern China, from 1910s to the late 1990s. Compiled from over 600,000 negatives, Cai Dongdong curated the book using salvaged negatives from ordinary Chinese citizens and public records which he developed, scanned and selected. Adding a few of his own pictures into the story, the artist crafted his interpretation of the birth and growth of modern China over 3 of the country’s most formative eras: the founding of the Republic, the cultural revolution, and the post-Mao era.' - from publisher's website.

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Onsite

Location code MON.CDD
Language

Chinese - Traditional, 

English

Keyword

Chinaphotographymemoryhistory

Publication/Creation date

2021

No of pages

495

ISBN / ISSN

9789887906889

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

photobook

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History of Life, 生活史

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